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Report: Schools key to fighting America's obesity

Posted: 05/08/2012 - Schools should be a cornerstone of the nation's obesity battle, but to trim Americans' waistlines, changes are needed everywhere people live, work, play and learn, a major new report says.

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Memphis researcher to continue arthritis work

Posted: 05/08/2012 - A professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis has received a grant totaling $378,000 to continue arthritis treatment research.

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Study: Savings and risks in health insurance trend

Posted: 05/07/2012 - It's the hottest trend in job-based health insurance: plans that give you a personal savings account for medical bills but also require you to pay a hefty share of costs before coverage kicks in.

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20-year forecast shows no end to obesity epidemic

Posted: 05/07/2012 - More bad news about Americans' waistlines: They're only going to get bigger. Already, about a third of people are obese. By 2030, it is estimated 42 percent of the population will be.

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Tallest man in world gets new Reeboks

Updated: 05/03/2012 - The tallest man in the United States has traveled from Minnesota to Massachusetts for a custom shoe-fitting with Reebok that he hopes will help him live a normal life.

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Medicare disruptions seen if health law is struck

Posted: 05/03/2012 - Tossing out President Barack Obama's health care law would have major unintended consequences for Medicare's payment systems, the administration has quietly informed the courts.

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Sports drinks cause teeth problems

Updated: 05/02/2012 - A recent study published in the journal of Academy General Dentistry, found an alarming increase in the consumption of sports drinks causing irreversible damage to teeth.

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Journey Of The Healthiest Man Alive

Posted: 05/02/2012 - From jogging to biking, folks in Colorado know about healthy living. We run, hike, get out with our dogs, and hit up the local farmer’s market.

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Prices go thigh-high as consumers seek dark meat

Posted: 05/01/2012 - Pat LaFrieda Jr. can't get enough chicken thighs. If his family business featured on the new Food Network series "Meat Men" orders 100 cases of boneless, skinless thighs, his supplier might deliver only 60.

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Parents cheer autism-friendly 'Mary Poppins'

Posted: 04/30/2012 - The Theatre Development Fund, a nonprofit organization focused on providing access to live theater, bought all 1,797 seats for Sunday's matinee and offered reduced price tickets to families with an autistic member.

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Memphis professor to study stress, alcoholism

Posted: 04/30/2012 - A professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis has received grants totaling $2.1 million from the National Institutes of Health.

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Holstein with mad cow disease was lame, lying down

Posted: 04/27/2012 - The cow that was recently discovered with mad cow disease through routine testing in California had been euthanized after it became lame and started lying down at a dairy, federal officials revealed Thursday.

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Cancer survivors urged to eat better, exercise

Posted: 04/26/2012 - The cancer society on Thursday released new guidelines, saying there's now enough evidence to strongly recommend physical activity and better nutrition for survivors.

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Quick response averts market scare in mad cow case

Posted: 04/26/2012 - The announcement that mad cow disease was spotted in a California cow drew a rapid response this week from the beleaguered American beef industry, which has been enduring one crisis after another for more than a year.

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New case of mad cow disease in California

Posted: 04/25/2012 - The first new case of mad cow disease in the U.S. since 2006 has been discovered in a dairy cow in California, but health authorities said Tuesday the animal never was a threat to the nation's food supply.

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Haslam mulling embryo legislation

Updated: 04/24/2012 - Gov. Bill Haslam says he's reviewing legislation that would make the embryo of a woman who is assaulted a victim.

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